42. The "5 A's" Model for Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence-2000
Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update Overview
Ask about tobacco use. Identify and document tobacco use status for every patient at every visit.
Advise to quit. In a clear, strong and personalized manner urge every tobacco user to quit.
Assess willingness to make a quit attempt. Is the tobacco user willing to make a quit attempt at this time?
Assist in quit attempt. For the patient willing to make a quit attempt, use counseling or pharmacotherapy to help him or her quit.
Arrange followup. Schedule followup contact, preferably within the first week after the quit date.
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